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If you have admin login, you should be able to use this to set up another admin account or a user account. Try pressing F8 on startup and try and login to the computer.
3/7/2015 10:51:00 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Mar 07, 2015

Www.fixya.com/support/t1579058-reset laptop its factory default

1.restart the computer 2.when you see the Vaio logo on the screen press and hold the function key + f10 (fn+F10) to load the vaio recovery center 3.in the editboot option screen, press enter 4.it will load the Vaio Recovery Center 5.click restore c: drive from vaio recovery center 6.follow on-screen instruction. process may take 45mins to 1hour to complete with random restarts. hope this helps.
1/17/2015 4:09:56 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jan 17, 2015


The administrator password in Windows XP is the password used to access the "Administrator" account.

This account usually doesn't show up on the logon screen and most people don't know it exists. Usually that's okay because you won't need to use your computer under this account very often.
There are a few times when you will need this password! When you're accessing the Windows XP Recovery Console or you're trying to boot into Windows XP Safe Mode, you'll need this password before you can continue.

Follow the steps below to quickly find the administrator password on your computer!
Difficulty: Average Time Required: Retrieving the Administrator password may take a few minutes up to hours depending on the situation Here's How:
  1. Try leaving the password blank. More often than not, the Administrator password doesn't exist at all! Just press Enter without typing anything when asked for it.
  2. Enter the password to your account. Often times, depending on how Windows XP was setup on your computer, the primary user account will also be the administrator user account.
  3. Try to remember your administrator password. If you installed Windows XP on your computer yourself, you probably set the administrator password during the Windows XP installation process. If that's true, you might be able to make really good guesses at what the password might be.
  4. Have another user enter his or her password. If there are other users that have accounts on your Windows XP computer, one of them may be setup with administrator access.
  5. Recover the administrator password using a password recovery tool. Password recovery tools are software programs that work by making super-fast guess after super-fast guess until the password is discovered.
    Note: Some password recovery tools is the list I linked to above also have the ability to transform regular user passwords into administrator passwords. This could be valuable if you know your account's password but it's not an administrator account.
  6. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This is a last resort option. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch.
    If you're just curious about your administrator password, I wouldn't suggest this extreme solution. However, if you're needing the administrator password to access diagnostic tools and this is your last effort to save your PC, performing a clean install will work. Keep in mind that it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
7/17/2014 7:17:08 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Jul 17, 2014


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Factory reset

If you restore the laptop to the Out of the box condition you will lose all your data. You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password and privileges. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ After fixing your admin password then create a new one and do not lend your laptop to your room mates.
5/4/2013 8:25:40 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on May 04, 2013

Dear all, A few weeks

please change your key board than restart ur pc
10/26/2012 5:20:43 AM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Oct 26, 2012

My 380UX's screen show a


I think it would be better to isolate the problem if its software or hardware. Most likely the lines on the screen are cause either by faulty LCD, loosed cable from the LCD to Video Card or Bad Video Card. Try loading to BIOS and see if its having lines inside it, If yes means its already hardware problem. There is a Loosed, Bad connection or Faulty hardware inside the machine.

Hope it helps.
5/8/2011 3:24:25 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on May 08, 2011

On start up i see

This sounds like a hardware problem. The most common is a hard drive issue. On startup in the right hand corner you will see two options, choose press F12. this will bring you to a menu. search for run diagnostics test. select that option and it should tell you what the problem is. Then go from there and research the problem further. There is many different thing that could be wrong. but this is the first step in the right direction. Hope this helps.
5/2/2011 5:12:29 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on May 02, 2011

Reset my laptop to its factory default?

the first thing if it is windows xp on it then in order to reset ur computer back to factory settings u need tofirst shut down the computer and then press and hold down the ctrl key on the keyboard and then press the power button only once and keep tapping f11 key on the keyboard and after that select the option that says complete restore to the manufacturer's settings,and if u have vista all u need to do is shut down the computer and then press the power button only once to turn on the computer and i mmediately keep tapping f8 on the keyboard it will take u to the advance options u need to choose repair my computer and then select complete pc restore to the manufacturer's setting and follow the instructions.....thanks

3/14/2011 3:44:24 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Mar 14, 2011

I was setting up a


do you have another user on the laptop that is also a administrator
if so sign in with that account and go to user accounts and alter/delete the other account

if not

then try this

restart laptop pressing F8 at the same time
this should take you to repair options page
go down and choose safe mode with networking
then when you are on the desktop
go to start
control panel
user accounts
and either alter or delete the problem account

i hope this has helped you

many thanks
3/12/2011 3:13:10 PM • Sony VAIO... • Answered on Mar 12, 2011
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